You know, there’s a good reason why lawmaking is often compared to sausage making.
Legislation gets introduced with very good intentions and often with very good ideas. You may want a particular law passed. You may very well like sausages.
But along the way, things happen to those good ideas The end result is often very different from how things began.
Aloha, My name is Julia Allen…
I am campaigning for election to the state House, District 20 in Kaimuki, everything mauka of H-1 to the top of the Koolau range. From Maunalani Heights to Palolo to St. Louis Heights.
My goal in seeking elective office is to achieve more public involvement, more public input and scrutiny, and much more public understanding at the decision making level.
At its best, lawmaking is not very pretty.
But it is this process that is so very important and truly demands the public’s attention.
Government is always looking for more revenue, but we have sufficient revenue. Our problem is overspending. To correct this we must reorganize and reprioritize.
I support addressing the needs of our kupuna, so that we may remain in our own homes as long as possible.
I oppose the state redefining marriage, ignoring the will of the people clearly expressed in a constitutional amendment and in the testimony of thousands.
In Hawaii, we had a prepaid healthcare law that worked well. We have traded for something that does not work.
Our schools suffer from massive top down bureaucratic control. Transferring resources and control to the community and school level will spur educational achievement.
I have signed the Tax Payer Protection Pledge. I agree with Americans for Tax Reform to oppose any and all tax increases. If elected, I will hold firm to this pledge. We need to leave people free to make the best use of their own resources. People are inherently creative and entrepreneurial.
I was born in Honolulu and have no trouble finding my birth certificate.
I still live in the same home my parents bought when I was born.
I have worked in retail businesses, owned my own business and worked in a family owned enterprise.
For the last 10 years, I’ve worked at the State Capitol. I frequently answer questions about the legislative process and the status of bills.
In all of these jobs I have greeted everyone who walks in the door, listened to them, answered their questions, offered directions, and helped find solutions to any problems.
I have been involved in my community through the Palolo Lions Club and as a member of Neighborhood Board No. 5.
My husband and I both regularly attend the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, and participate in many church activities.
We all share the good fortune of living in Hawaii and by exercising our civic duty can assure future generations an even better life.
Find out more about where I stand on issues by liking me on my Facebook page or visiting my website at http://www.julia20.com, that’s http://www.julia20.com.
Also, you may call me at 255-8915, that’s 255-8915.
I would be grateful for your vote to serve you as a State Representative in District 20. Mahalo.